The politicization of electoral objections

The politicization of electoral objections
Josh Hawley (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Hawley’s right to seek evidence is in the Constitution. You could look it up.]

A handful of Republicans objected to the electoral certification for President-elect Joe Biden even after a riot broke out in the Capitol that left five dead and changed the votes of several Republican Senators.

Even before the riot, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley set off a flurry of bipartisan criticism when he announced he would object to the certification. Hawley cited big-tech platforms’ alleged interference and election laws in Pennsylvania as his reasoning.

Former Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar called Hawley’s announcement a “coup attempt.”

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Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said attempts to reverse the outcome of the election was a “dangerous ploy” in a statement posted to Facebook.

Hawley, however, has defended his decision to push forward with his objection, citing “legitimate concerns of my constituents” in an op-ed published Wednesday in Southeast Missourian.

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